Who speaks — or worse — thinks, for Christians these days? One wonders how much of a stretch it is to say Fox News.
Let’s take an issue that is going on now, has been going on a long time prior, and will fill talk shows for years hence — the Israeli/Hamas situation. Now most Christians know how they are supposed to think about this, simply because Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, and Sean Hannity are generous in analyzing the limited information citizen viewers are given, interpreting it, and shepherding followers in how and what to think. You’re free to disagree, because this is the America these commentators know and love, but do be aware that you will be considered “kind of dumb and ignorant.” That’s okay — just keep buying the books; that’s the main function of your purpose-driven life.
Now while there are Christians who listen to the other side — NPR and CNN — and are similarly guided by “opposite” analysis and directed reasoning — too many evangelical Christians associate Jesus with Republicans with conservative with Fox News, and whatever the sheep think about Israel, or any issue of the day, is lamentably reminiscent of the voice of a few influential, raucous, belligerent men.
Please read the whole story at What Is the Christian Response to the Israel/Hamas Situation? at my BeliefNet Blog, Commonsense Christianity. As regular readers know, I am able to post a teaser to the full story, and I am most grateful when people click through and read the rest.
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